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Democracy Now! Monday, August 16, 2004

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Democracy Now! Monday, August 16, 2004


Published August 16, 2004


Headlines

* Hugo Chávez Survives Recall in Venezuela
* Hurricane Charley: 16 Dead, Thousands Homeless
* Iraqi Forces Defect, Refusing to Attack Fellow Iraqis
* Shiites Protest U.S. At Nat’l Conference
* U.S. Appointee Criticizes Occupation
* 6,000 Protest Troop Deployment in Seoul
* More Headlines…

Venezuela's President Chavez Survives Recall Vote Rejected by Opponents

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez survived a referendum to recall him Sunday as voters turned out in record numbers. Opposition leaders have rejected the result as a fraud. We go to Caracas to get a report from the streets and we speak with Pacifica journalist Mario Murillo in Colombia about the wider impact of the vote on the region. [includes rush transcript]

Global Warming and Extreme Weather: Hurricane Charley Leaves 16 Dead, Thousands Homeless

Hurricane Charley rips through Florida leaving 16 dead many thousands homeless without water or electricity. We speak with David Helvarg and George Monbiot about extreme weather and the effects of global warming. [includes rush transcript]

Najaf Fighting Throws National Conference Into Chaos

Fighting in the holy Shiite city of Najaf resumed on Sunday after failed efforts to reach a cease-fire. The outbreak in fighting came as a national conference opened in Baghdad that was meant to be a landmark in the country’s movement toward democracy. We go to Iraq to get a report. [includes rush transcript]

Palestinian & U.S. Prisoners Stage Hunger Strikes

Thousands of Palestinian prisoners have entered the second day of a hunger strike to protest conditions in Israeli jails. Meanwhile in New York 200 immigrant detainees are staging a one-day hunger strike at the Wackenhut Detention Center in Queens. [includes rush transcript]


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